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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-768-7461
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Description: Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous

This is a great LITTLE place for a fun dinner with friends or family. It is a great place for a first date as well, since it is a bit loud it doesn't make that first date so awkward :) The food is fantastic and service is beyond great!! The burata antipasto platter is a must for an appetizer. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great LITTLE place for a fun dinner with friends or family. It is a great place for a first date as well, since it is a bit loud it doesn't make that first date so awkward :) The food is fantastic and service is beyond great!! The burata antipasto platter is a must for an appetizer. The... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our dinner was wonderful. We had the special appetizer not on the menu pasta with mussels,clams,and shrimp, also the chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese in a light cream sauce over pasta. This was our first time there and we plan on going back. The place is small but well worth going to. Yes it is noisy but you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Wanted take out...not a problem...very accommodating. Enjoyed the mushroom ravioli...added sausage at suggestion of server and it was fantastic. Pesto gnocchi with shrimp could have used a little more sauce but was otherwise great. Ordered antipasto appetizer and saved it for following day...held up great and was tasty. Really good bread topped it all off. We will return!! Grazi Chef... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I eat here often. The menu items are good and the specials are outstanding. BYOB makes a deal every time.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great little storefront restaurant where you can dine on home.cooked Italian food served by a very friendly staff.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I spent 2 months in Italy last year and this family run restaurant compares with the best meals I had there. We take all our friends and visiting guests. BYOB and plenty of parking in back.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Chef run, small, almost always busy local Italian restaurant. We've been here a few times as it is walkable. Good arugula salad ( enough to share). Good mozzarella and prosciutto app. Pastas are good a touch overcooked but good flavor. Best part is $0 for corkage with serviceable stems. Inexpensive and casual.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This Italian restuarant is the best in town, bar none. The food is made to order from the chef from Rome. Along with his wife they do a great job. The menu is small with specials every day. Open Monday thru Saturday for lunch and Thursday - Saturday for dinner. No reservations are taken except for large parties and BYOB.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We'vw visited this reasturant last week Wednesday. It was early,not busy at that time,so service was good our waiter was nice,however the food we had was much under par,tasteless and very bland. the minestrone soup was the worst I've ever tasted,with few vegetable floating in the water. Mahi mahi fish didin't taste like mahi mahi,some kind of frozen package fish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Another well-kept BYOB gem in our "neighborhood"! Nice indoor ambience and also outdoor patio (no more than 8 tables on patio). Very busy a couple of Friday's ago and as Roma does not take reservations we waited for a good hour and a half for a patio table, but it was well worth it. We shared appetizers, mussles in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-768-7461

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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